With over 28,000,000 small businesses in the US and over 540,000 more opening each month local SEO is more important than ever before. The majority of those small businesses sales come from people who live within 10 miles of their storefront.
Search has been evolving over the past few years, with numerous updates and new applications that helped enhance the experience and provide users with the best results. 2018 is another year of many changes, with Google shifting its focus to mobile and voice search and testing out new AI technology in the form of Google Duplex.
Google Images has seen some significant updates over the past few months, with the most recent update removing the “View Image” button and Image Search function. This update has divided users of Google’s service, as it made searching and downloading images a slightly longer process than before.
So the question for the day is: who among internet users today has never used Google to search for something? Probably none. And today I’ve stumbled upon an entry of Stephan Spencer in Search Engine Journal which talk about Google Query Operators.
If you’re a frequent web user, or should I say, Google user, then you probably would want to know about these parameters you can use in order to help narrow down your search results to your desired… well… results.
Some of the Query operators he cites are:
Google now has a personalized search feature in their search engine. It’s kind of like a bot that can tell Google’s search engine what kind of stuff you’re looking for. Different keywords have different results and you’re if you’re looking for only one type of result, it would be tasking to go through all of the irrelevant search results.